RHSA-2015:1740 - Security Advisory
Moderate: qemu-kvm-rhev security fix update
Security Advisory: Moderate
Updated qemu-kvm-rhev packages that fix one security issue and one bug are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for
Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. The qemu-kvm-rhev package provides the
user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM in environments
managed by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.
An information leak flaw was found in the way QEMU's RTL8139 emulation
implementation processed network packets under RTL8139 controller's C+ mode
of operation. An unprivileged guest user could use this flaw to read up to
65 KB of uninitialized QEMU heap memory. (CVE-2015-5165)
Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Donghai Zhu of Alibaba as the original reporter.
All users of qemu-kvm-rhev are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After
installing this update, shut down all running virtual machines. Once all
virtual machines have shut down, start them again for this update to take
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
- Red Hat Virtualization 3 for RHEL 6 x86_64
- BZ - 1248760 - CVE-2015-5165 Qemu: rtl8139 uninitialized heap memory information leakage to guest (XSA-140)
Red Hat Virtualization 3 for RHEL 6